Leo Fender is perhaps the most important figure in the history of the electric guitar, but very little attention is given to his work after leaving the company that bore his name – but he kept working, and kept inventing right until the end. This is the story of the final days of an icon.
In recent years the ‘vintage is best’ mantra that was once the preserve of guitars and amps has become increasingly prevalent in the effects world too. But are old pedals really better than their modern counterparts? Thorpy FX head honcho Adrian Thorpe investigates.